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February 22, 2011 7:45 AM
Help! I bought some bananas and they are all going bad on me (guess I should have gotten greener ones). Anyone have any recipes/ideas for bananas that are going bad?

I tried the Nutella/Banana wontons recipe last night - they were amazing, but I can't have just 1 (or 3 or even 5). blushing

So what else can I do with these things? Eating them plain is getting a little boring.
February 22, 2011 7:48 AM
U have a banana bread recipe need atleast three of em.
February 22, 2011 7:48 AM
get a blender and milk (:
February 22, 2011 7:48 AM
make banana bread...check out Hungry Girl recipes :-)
Edited by maeadair On February 22, 2011 7:49 AM
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February 22, 2011 7:48 AM
Make banana bread with them. I only use bad bananas for this anyways. If you use applesauce instead of crisco (I think), it makes it a little bit better for you...
February 22, 2011 7:49 AM
coconut lime glazed banana bread on cooking light.com

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000001654705
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February 22, 2011 7:50 AM
I have one I mean LOL 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda 2 eggs mix it all together cook at 350 for 45 minutes to one hour check it with toothpick or fork to see if inside is still soft
February 22, 2011 7:50 AM
When bananas start to turn brown i freeze them for when i make banana bread.
February 22, 2011 7:50 AM
I'm going w/ banana bread. But you should wait until they are totaly brown. Brown bananas make the BEST banana bread!!
February 22, 2011 7:50 AM
If you have an ice cream maker, you can make banana soft serve "ice cream." Or peel them, cut them into thick slices, and freeze them for future smoothies.
February 22, 2011 7:50 AM
You can mash them up and freeze them in ice cube trays. Store them in freezer bags, then you can use them for smoothies, add to oatmeal, etc.
February 22, 2011 7:50 AM
You can freeze them and use them for smoothies and banana bread or muffins later. I usually peel them when they start to get bad and put them in freezer bags and throw them in the freezer. they are good for a long while in the freezer (about 3-4 months, sometimes longer). I then just break off what I need for a smoothie, my fake ice cream recipe, or for baking.
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February 22, 2011 7:51 AM
Slice them onto a tray covered in parchment paper and freeze them. Then add to smoothies (or just eat outright for a chilly sweet snack.)
February 22, 2011 7:51 AM
QUOTE:

When bananas start to turn brown i freeze them for when i make banana bread.


i agree. i freeze mine and use them for smoothies
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February 22, 2011 7:52 AM
Great information and recipes.
Edited by twinkier On February 22, 2011 7:53 AM
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February 22, 2011 7:52 AM
look for a healthy banana cake recipie!
or
smoothie
or
drop scones/small pancakes with them mashed in the mixture(makes them really moist)!
February 22, 2011 7:53 AM
I have always heard to freeze them whole, this will brown them right away and then they are wonderful for making banana bread. Good luck.
February 22, 2011 7:54 AM
Depends how bad they are. If they are still edible you can slice it and put peanut butter (thinly) on them and freeze them, or roll it in a tablespoon of chocolate chips as a treat. I've also made "banana" ice cream with the kids I work with; just stick the banana in a food processor and tada.

If they're beyond the edible stage I don't have anything particularly healthy right off but you can freeze them and use them for cooking later, just peel them and put them in a baggie.

I do have a recipe for 'Banana Snackin' Bars' which I don't think is too high in calories but I'll have to look it up later for you.
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February 22, 2011 7:54 AM
I agree. Make them into smoothies with orange juice, frozen berries, and ice cubes. Fresh berries are hard to find in winter, so use frozen. They were picked in season. I make mine without milk, ice cream, or yogurt so there's no added fat or sugar. Just the sugars from the fruit, which are good sugars anyway.
February 22, 2011 7:56 AM
Take off the peels and put them in the freezer in a bag. That way they won't go bad and you can use them for smoothies over the next week or so.

EDIT: OH, and if you make a smoothie...use almond milk in it instead of regular milk. Less calories, plus it's delicious.
Edited by BACKDROPsilhouette On February 22, 2011 7:57 AM
February 22, 2011 7:57 AM
i slice mine and freeze them flat on some cling film on a plate. Then when frozen put all the pieces in a freezer bag and keep in the freezer.
i eat the pieces before i go for my long runs for energy.
also they're good as a sweet treat when you are craving sugar smile
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February 22, 2011 7:58 AM
http://www.hungry-girl.com/weighin/show/1892



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Edited by dawnna76 On February 22, 2011 8:01 AM
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February 22, 2011 7:59 AM
I made these for a shower last weekend, they were a hit!! I omitted the walnuts and drizzled with dark chocolate.

Banana Oat Squares


6 Tbsp butter or hard margarine, softened.
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed.
1 large egg.
3/4 cup mashed banana (about 1 + 1/2 medium)
1/4 tsp salt.
2 cups quick cooking rolled oats.
1/3 cup chopped walnuts.


Beat butter & Sugar in medium bol. Add egg and vanilla, beat until well combined. Add rolled oates & walnuts. Spread evenly in greased 8 X 8 pan.
Bake for 50 - 55 minutes in 350 F oven. Cool on rack before cutting. Cuts into 25 squares, about 85 calories each
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February 22, 2011 8:00 AM
Peel and freeze and then make either banana bread at a later day, or use frozen I a smoothies, it adds a creamy ice cream taste.
February 22, 2011 8:01 AM
Wow! Thanks for all the replies! I feel so loved :-) There are so many good options, I'm going to have to get some more bananas and let them go bad too!

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